Bettendorf PD seek help finding good Samaritan who helped bicyclist after hit and run

BETTENDORF, Iowa — An investigator was able to locate a good Samaritan who helped a bicyclist hit by a vehicle in Bettendorf, after taking to Facebook with his plea for help.

The bicyclist was on Forest Grove Drive around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 when he was hit by a vehicle which then took off, according to Sgt. Andrew Champion with the Bettendorf Police Department.  The collision happened near the intersection of Devils Glen Road, which does have a designated bike lane.

Sgt. Champion said the bicyclist was left on the ground, but a “good Samaritan witnessed this accident and stopped to assist” the rider.  The helper stayed with the victim until his family got to the scene “and even took the bicycle back to the victim’s house.”

In a Facebook post, Sgt. Champion was asking the public to help him find the good Samaritan.

“I would like to speak with this good Samaritan and see if they can provide any additional details about the offending/suspect vehicle,” he said.

After asking the public for help, Sgt. Champion was able to locate the helper, and reconnect him with the bicyclist.  Sgt. Champion also said he was able to get a little extra information about the potential suspect.

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